Flowery flounder, Peacock flounder
Bothus mancusis commonly referred to as Flowery flounder, Peacock flounder. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 4465 AphiaID: 219796 Scientific: Bothus mancus German: Fasanbutt English: Flowery Flounder, Peacock Flounder Category: Flounders & Soles Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Pleuronectiformes (Order) > Bothidae (Family) > Bothus (Genus) > mancus (Species) Initial determination: (Broussonet, ), 1782 Occurrence: , Hong Kong Cocos Island (Costa Rica), (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Chile, China, Christmas Islands, Clipperton Island, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Costa Rica, East Africa, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Ecuador, Fiji, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Guam, Gulf of California, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, Midway Islands, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Réunion , Revillagigedo Islands, Samoa, South-Africa, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tonga, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA, Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: 3 - 150 Meter Size: up to 17.72" (45 cm) Weight: 1,8 kg Temperature: 59 °F - 80.6 °F (15°C - 27°C) Food: Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Worms Tank: 1099.89 gal (~ 5000L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-07-22 20:27:16
Last edit: 2017-05-12 13:11:29
Indo-Pacific: in tropical waters, from South Africa to Hawaii and Easter Island, north to southern Japan and south to Lord Howe Island. Eastern Pacific: Revillagigedo, Clipperton and Cocos islands.
Inhabit sandy bottoms of coastal coral reefs.
Feed on fishes, crabs and shrimps.
Requires large fish-only systems designed for its needs/best left in the wild.
Crossorhombus macroptera (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Platophrys mancus (Broussonet, 1782)
Pleuronectes barffi Curtis, 1944
Pleuronectes mancus Broussonet, 1782
Rhombus macropterus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Pleuronectiformes (Order) > Bothidae (Family) > Bothus (Genus) > Bothus mancus (Species)
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